Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Status: Open

Internal deadlines

Notice of Intent to Submit (DOCX, 19.7 KB) MMonday 14 November 2016
Expression of Interest  M To be advised
Via Vic LIEF 2017 EOI
See Helpsheet
Request Not to Assess O 15 March 2017
Email Deakin Research Grants
Final application on RMS M 15 March 2017
Via RMS Submit to Research Office
Certification forms M 15 March 2017
Email Deakin Research Grants

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme (LIEF) provides funding for research infrastructure, equipment and facilities to eligible organisations. 

The scheme enables higher education researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives, so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry. 

The scheme also fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of international or national research facilities.

The objectives of LIEF are to:

  • encourage eligible organisations to develop collaborative arrangements with other eligible organisations and/or their partner organisations to develop and support research infrastructure
  • support large-scale national or international cooperative initiatives thereby allowing expensive research infrastructure to be shared and/or accessed
  • support areas of existing and/or emerging research strength
  • support and develop research infrastructure for the broader research community.

Funding amounts

Minimum request is $150,000 in a calendar year, for one year only.

Maximum level of funding provided by ARC is up to 75% of the total direct cost of the eligible budget items.

How to apply

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent to Submit (DOCX, 19.7 KB) by the due date. 
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest by the due date. 
  3. Read the Funding Rules, Cross Scheme Eligibility FAQs and Instructions to Applicants.
  4. Commence your online application on RMS.
  5. Use the DU templates provided below and liaise with your Case Manager as necessary.
  6. Organise relevant certification forms.